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Java Application Architecture : Skill for a good architect

Nakataa Kokuyo
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Joined: Jul 24, 2011
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Hey Kirk,

from your point of view, What are the skills required for being a good architect.

Thank you !
Kirk Knoernschild
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Hello,

To be a good architect, you have to possess a wide array of tools that help you design architecturally resilient software. The modularity patterns are but one of these tools. Other tools include other types of patterns (GOF patterns), SOLID principles, SOA principles. You also have to possess relatively deep technical understanding of how things work so you understand the impact of your design decisions. Social skills are also important to help you communicate the architectural vision to the development team.

Visit the book's website at modularity.kirkk.com where you can review all 18 patterns and download an excerpt of the book. There is also a mobile web application available that you can take with you wherever you go.

--kirk
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Billy Tsai
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can you elaborate how will an application architecture(especially a Java one) would generally fit in an enterprise architecture? and how it correlates to an enterprise architecture?


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William P O'Sullivan
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Joined: Mar 28, 2012
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@Billy ... Buy the book. I think that's it's entire premise.

Aside, for fun.. there is another thread going on regarding "recursion"
Your question could be used as an example.

Just Being funny, no offense intended.

WP
Arturo Tena
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Joined: Mar 16, 2012
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Kirk Knoernschild wrote:Social skills are also important to help you communicate the architectural vision to the development team.


You will need to understand the functional and non functional requirements from the users, so you will need to communicate with them too.
Jimmy Clark
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
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can you elaborate how will an application architecture(especially a Java one) would generally fit in an enterprise architecture?


A Java-based application architecture is for an application. The application is a software application, it can be an application that is included in an "enterprise" architecture. In this scenario, it could be referred to as an enterprise application.

However, an "enterprise architecture" is the blueprint for an "enterprise." There are many, many things involved, business processes, humans, organizations, financial resources, hardware, software applications, operating systems, suppliers, partners, regulations, etc.
Hau Kan
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Joined: Sep 03, 2010
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Hello Kirk,
I visited your book's website at modularity.kirkk.com, you wrote modularity is a critical weapon in your arsenal of design tools.
Because i can not buy your book, can you tell me more about that critical weapon?
How can i apply OSGi and your modularity patterns to architect and design an application using (JSP/Servlet, JSF)/EJB/(JPA, Java Web Services)? What advantages and disadvantages?
Thank you.
 
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